I’ve been writing for the Trifecta Writing Challenge for a couple of months now. It gives a prompt for you to write about, one on Monday and one on Friday. It’s mostly your take on a word using the definition that they give you. Surprisingly, to me at least, is that there are never two stories that are the same. I always thought I couldn’t write anything that hadn’t already been written before. Even when I’m doing these silly post about my kids or a TV show, anyone could write about it and come up with about the same story, is what I guess I think. Now I’m not so sure. So that’s kind of cool.
Then I have the struggle, as every blogger does, how much is too much? I write to get things out of my head, but in the process am I violating someone else’s privacy? I started writing the challenges like they were all fiction, but most had a lot of reality thrown in. As long as it’s a “story” I can get it all out. This week’s prompt hit me hard. I cried when I wrote it. I’m crying as I write this. I think right now I’m at a turning point. I like the writing challenges. I like using some life experiences. I like exorcising some demons. I just don’t want to offend anyone tangled up in “my” story. There it is. My self-created dilemma.
Anyone have any helpful wisdom to share?